ABOUT LAST NIGHT…
Royals 3, Tigers 2
A win is a win. Poor defense by the Tigers in the bottom of the third squandered a two-run lead and led to their demise on Monday night. Salvador Perez had a two-run triple and Lorenzo Cain drove him in with an infield single on a play Johnny Peralta should have made had he shown some sense of urgency. The Royals are sill having issues scoring runs, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer have yet to show any signs of life, and Chris Getz and Jeff Francouer are still on the roster. Still, you take every win you can get at this point. Hopefully KC can ride this wave of success for a while.
Meanwhile, eighth overall pick Hunter Dozier signed with the Royals on Monday to a $2.2 million deal, about a million dollars under slot. The extra money saved will go towards an attempt to sign 34th overall pick Sean Manaea to an above-slot contract. Manaea was considered by some to be the best prospect available in the draft until he injured his hip.
Back on the Dozier front, Jim Callis of Baseball America wrote the Royals felt they had to draft Dozier eighth overall because they were convinced either the Arizona Diamondbacks (15th overall) or the Tampa Bay Rays (21st and 29th overall) were going to select him with their pick. Kansas City feels Dozier was either the second or third best college bat in the draft and was not someone they could miss out on.
The famous @KUBoobs twitter account was nearly shut down by the University of Kansas yesterday – or so it was believed. KU sent a cease-and-desist to @KUBoobs stating they had to shut down by June 12, 2013, leaving many to think the popular twitter account was dead. Jim Marchiony, KU’s associate athletics director, said otherwise, stating KU only wished for the account to stop selling wrist bands featuring the “KU” emblem because “KU” is trademarked by the University. @KUBoobs was selling the wrist bands for $5 and donating the profits to breast cancer research. The twitter account is still up and active and appears to be it “perky” spirits. (Bad pun, I know.)
K-State baseball fell just short of a come-back win against Oregon State last night, losing 4-3. The defeat eliminates them from the NCAA baseball tournament and ends what was the longest postseason run in school history.
IN OTHER NEWS…
– Jeff Withey says KU can win a NCAA title with Wiggins. (Zags Blog)
– Mizzou basketball will play Hawaii at the Sprint Center. (KC Star)
– Five Chiefs who must step up in 2013. (Arrowhead Addict)
– Royals are reversing fortunes in June. (Kings of Kauffman)
ELSEWHERE AND EVERYWHERE…
– Tim. Tebow. Tim. Tebow. Tim. Tebow. Tim. Tebow. Tim. Tebow.
– Playing conditions were a little poor in Chicago last night. There’s a baseball game in there somewhere.
– Edward Snowden, NSA whistle blower is missing. Conspiracy theorist this is your time!
– Chad Johnson is going to jail for 30 days because of this. Worth it.
ONE MORE THING…
Watch this raw interview and then read the wonderful breakdown on Outkick the Coverage.